November 6, 2012 at 2:22 PM
In the State College Municipal Building today, long lines to vote seem to be hit or miss.
Although a steady line of students and Centre County citizens came trickling in during mid-day, the lines rarely made it out the door of the second floor meeting room where poll booths were located. Earlier in the day though, many people had heard otherwise and rushed to the poll location in anticipation of a long wait to cast their vote.
Michelle Mauro (senior-human development and family studies) said she found out through word of mouth that lines were going to be long in the borough building, but was happily surprised to find the opposite.
"My friend came before me and said the line was really long so I was prepared to wait like a half an hour," Mauro said. "It took only five minutes."
Several other students came out of the meeting room, where there were seven polling booths and made calls on their cell phones, telling other people to come now when there was no line.
Peggy Brown, the Judge of Elections at the borough building polls today, said that as of 1:45 p.m. they had roughly 423 voters visit this location, which is an amazing turnout so far. She could not comment further on the election turnout.